Navy Sampath further remanded over abduction of 11 youth

Former Navy Lieutenant Commander Chandana Hettiaracchi aka Navy Sampath, was today ordered to be further remanded till September 26th over the abduction of 11...

State Minister Radhakrishnan welcomes TN stand on Rajiv’s case

Sri Lanka's State Minister of Education Velusami Radhakrishnan welcomed the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to recommend the release of the seven convicts in the...

Prime Minister defends relationship with China

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has denied the oft-cited claim that Sri Lanka was ceding control of strategically vital ports to Chinese control and said he didn't...

MR says his brother not Namal a possible candidate at next election

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says his brother will be a likely candidate at the next Presidential elections. Rajapaksa told The Hindu in an interview in...

Sri Lanka denies reports it settled 250 Indian families in a village

Sri Lanka has denied reports it settled 250 Indian families in a local village. The attention of the Department of Government Information had been drawn...

IGP orders CID to investigate allegations made by SLC

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has ordered the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to investigate allegations made by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)...

Core group on Sri Lanka tells UNHRC reconciliation efforts at risk

Members of the Sri Lanka core group have told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that the pace of progress in Sri Lanka on...

EU urges Sri Lanka to maintain moratorium on death penalty

The European Union (EU) today urged Sri Lanka to maintain the moratorium on the death penalty. Ms Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Austria speaking at...

Sri Lanka, Vietnam discuss further relaxing visa regulations

Sri Lanka and Vietnam discussed the need to further relax visa regulations between both countries. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan...

Navy detains 90 Sri Lankans attempting to reach Réunion Island

The Navy detained 90 Sri Lankans attempting to reach Réunion Island by boat. The Sri Lankans had been detained off the coast of Negombo. The Navy media unit...

Former Minister Johnston Fernando further remanded in Sathosa case

Former Minister Johnston Fernando who was remanded over the alleged misappropriation of Government funds, was today ordered to be further remanded. The Kurunegala High Court...

UN finds some women in Sri Lanka forced into sex to pay debt

The United Nations has found that some women in Sri Lanka are pressured by debt collectors to exchange sexual favours for installments. Speaking to reporters...

Sri Lanka denies reports economy at risk of exchange rate crisis

Sri Lanka has denied reports its economy is at a risk of an exchange rate crisis. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said in...

Australia deports illegal Sri Lankan asylum seekers

At least a dozen Sri Lankan asylum seekers have been forcibly deported back to Sri Lanka, having been put on a specially chartered jet that...

Fuel prices go up under monthly fuel price review

Fuel prices have been increased under the monthly fuel price review. The Finance Ministry said that retail price fuel has been revised with effect from...

Father jumps in front of train with two sons in Welikanda

A father jumped in front of a moving train with his two sons in Welikanda, Polonnaruwa today. The Police said that the father was aged...

Sri Lanka and Oman review bilateral relations, seek closer cooperation

Sri Lanka and Oman had talks where bilateral relations came under review and future investment were discussed. Tahir Salim Al Amri, Executive President of the...

VAT refund counter to be opened at the Katunayake airport

A VAT refund counter is to be opened at the Katunayake airport, the Ministry of Finance said. The refund counter will allow foreigners leaving Sri Lanka reimburse...

Sri Lankan Parliamentary delegation holds talks with Modi

A Sri Lankan Parliamentary delegation led by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The Parliamentarians noted the historical ties and shared spiritual...

SLC goes to FCID over attempted financial fraud

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has filed a complaint at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) over an attempted financial fraud. SLC said that...